NTSB Identification: FTW96LA275.
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Accident occurred Monday, June 24, 1996 in LAS ANIMAS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1996
Aircraft: Rockwell S2R, registration: N4907X
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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During the takeoff roll on runway 26, the aircraft did not attain sufficient airspeed to achieve flight. The pilot reported that the airplane did not accelerate at a continuous rate, and there was insufficient runway remaining to abort the takeoff. He dumped the load, but the aircraft overran the end of the runway and went up an incline bank, which launched it into the air. A stall ensued and the aircraft impacted the ground in a nose down 15 degree left wing down attitude. Wind at the time was from 010 degrees at 10 miles per hour.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

inadequate preflight planning/preparation by the pilot. Factors relating to the accident were: the unfavorable wind condition for takeoff, and the terrain condition beyond the end of the runway.

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